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Useful workflows and makefile targets

This is intended as a short summary of how to do common tasks. See also Building/Using, although that may not be fully up to date.

Build or clean everything

Do these things in the $(TOP) directory.

  • make. This should make everything: the support utilities, stage1 compiler, libraries, and stage2 compiler.

The build system does not track cross-package dependencies, so it's possible that you could recompile one library, but another dependent library isn't recompiled, and you get link errors.

  • make clean, make distclean: various levels of cleanery.

Clean and rebuild just the compiler

Do these things in the $(TOP)/compiler directory.

  • make clean stage=2, make boot stage=2, make stage=2. This cleans, boots and builds the stage 2 compiler. You can do the same for the other stages. Note the first command is rarely necessary, and you normally don't need the second one either.

Build libraries

Do these things in $(TOP)/libraries directory.

  • Build all libraries: make
  • Build just the foo library: make You need to make if you need clean or reconfigure first, e.g. if you changed the module imports.
  • Clean all libraries: make clean
  • Clean just the foo library: make

It's not possible to stop the build system from trying to build a boot library, other than fiddling with SUBDIRS in libraries/Makefile.